PMID: 2565679Jan 1, 1989

Wesselsbron virus infection in West African dwarf goats (Fouta djallon): virological and immunological studies

Acta Virologica
S S BabaS A Omilabu

Abstract

West African dwarf goats were experimentally infected with Nigerian strain of Wesselsbron virus. Viraemia was detected in infected goats 2 days after infection and lasted for one day. A 100% mortality was observed among the infected animals; the virus was reisolated in mice from almost every tissue obtained from the bodies of infected goats. In addition, the infected goats developed complement-fixing and haemagglutination inhibiting antibodies to Wesselsbron virus.

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Antibodies, Viral
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